In final start before deadline, Carlos Rodón shows his value

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The Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO — If this was Carlos Rodón’s final start in orange and black, he didn’t hold anything back. If not, then, well, the Giants enter the stretch run a few games out of playoff position with a pair of aces up their sleeve. The countdown clock to Tuesday’s trade deadline can now be measured in hours, not days, and Rodón has emerged as one of the top targets for contenders in search of pitching. Rodón, showing why once again Sunday, might be the best arm on the market — if he’s available. As if he needed to cement his value, Rodón got a nationally televised showcase for his final start …

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